Activities and Accomplishments
The ROA addresses Borough Council in support of a number of issues, such as the creation of a waterfront park and establishment of a preservation commission.
The Association conducts polls and surveys of its members to better understand their concerns and opinions on critical issues and presents the results to Borough Council.
Our trustees attend and take notes for our membership at Borough Council, planning, zoning, and other meetings. They also attend school district and regional meetings.
In 2011, the ROA published an eight-panel brochure to explain the Association’s purpose, organization, and activities and how a Stone Harbor property owner can join.
Over several years, ROA members participated in Operation Beach Sweep to help clean the beaches and dunes in the spring. Members have also participated in beach planting, dune protection, Neighbor-to Neighbor, “Dial 911”, and safe boating projects.
The ROA continues to donate to borough civic activities such as: the Stone Harbor Fire Company, Special Olympics, planting and maintenance of urns and hanging baskets in downtown shopping district (with the Borough and Garden Club), and the maintenance of three island gardens (two with the Garden Club).
Since 2008, email broadcasts (“Blasts”) have been used to inform members of time sensitive information, such as hurricane evacuation plans and listing of emergency broadcast stations, messages of general interest, and notes taken during borough meetings. In 2011, 70 Blasts were sent to members.
Since 1997 in conjunction with Lions Club, the ROA has donated six beach wheelchairs to the community.
Since 1991, the ROA has presented its annual Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award to a member of the borough of Stone Harbor community who has greatly improved our community’s way of life.
Annually, the ROA distributes American Flags on Memorial Day and contributes to American Legion Post 331’s Memorial Day activities.
The ROA is a participant in Stone Harbor Chamber of Commerce events, such as the Barbeque and Blues festival.
The Association has presented school civic awards and scholarships to the Wetlands Institute for summer study.
In 2008, the ROA upgraded its website for informing the community about the ROA, its activities, and activities in the borough. The first website was established in 2004.
In 2002 in recognition of the ROA’s 50th Anniversary, the Association sponsored the purchase and presentation of the Borough Clock in the shopping district on 96th Street.
In 1998, the ROA published “Come Join Us”, a guide to Stone Harbor organizations.
Over the years, the ROA has donated island and marina flagpoles to the borough.
The ROA donated the mini-park at the borough Water Works and the Community Bulletin board at Borough Hall to the Borough.
The ROA was instrumental in gaining Stone Harbor’s Blue Wave Certification, America’s first environmental certification for beaches.